I haven't personally seen the book or studied the system myself. It is subtitled Pattern Engineering for the 21st Century. The authors have worked with the department of Anatomy at Adelaide University, which seems to do a lot of work in anthropometry.
This website seems to suggest that it is intended for use a textbook for a Bachelor of Design.
The book can be purchased through the website:
For most of you in Northern America or Europe/UK the cost is between $275-285 AUD.
I have absolutely no association with the authors at all. So if you have any enquiries then you should contact them at:
Lois: 02 66283970
+61 2 66283970 (international)
Kath: 07 5474 3105
+61 7 5474 3105 (international)
One of the authors, Lois Hennes also has a blog:
I also found this piece of research on the Adelaide University website by Kathleen Berry:
The text can be downloaded as a PDF file. Her research supervisor for the Masters of Medical Science was Maciej Henneberg, Wood Jones Professor of Anatomy, The University of Adelaide. Professor Henneberg is quoted on the website as stating:
This book is a result of a major conceptual breakthrough, moving away from ‘size’ classification to ‘shape’ classification of female garments.
It is good to see that the scientific approach to pattern making is alive and kicking. For those of you in the garment making industry, this will be nothing new to you. However, some of those in the bespoke garment making industry seem to have lost touch with this way of thinking, even though the science of anthropometry began in bespoke tailoring with the work of Henry Wampen.